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Species Campyloneura virgula

Mirid Nymph - Campyloneura virgula Mirid Bug - Campyloneura virgula Colorful bug - Campyloneura virgula True bug - Campyloneura virgula Genus Zelus? - Campyloneura virgula mirid - Campyloneura virgula plant bug - Campyloneura virgula Genus Campyloneura - Campyloneura virgula
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Bryocorinae
Tribe Dicyphini
Genus Campyloneura
Species virgula (Campyloneura virgula)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Herrich-Schäffer 1836 (Originally as Capsus)
Range
adventive in NA (BC-CA)(1), native to w. Palaearctic
Habitat
Numerous shrubs and trees including alder (Alnus), poplar (Populus, nettles (Urtica), Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius), plum (Prunus)(1)
Season
May-Aug (BG data)
Food
Apparently predacious on small arthropods(1)
Remarks
occasionally bite humans(1)
earliest NA record: CA 1944(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A Synthesis of the Holarctic Miridae (Heteroptera): Distribution, Biology, and Origin, with Emphasis on North America
A. G., Jr. Wheeler & Thomas J. Henry. 1992. Entomological Society of America.
2.Alien true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Canada: composition and adaptations
Scudder G.G.E., Foottit R.G. 2006. Can. Entomol. 138: 24-51.